Date: 29th September 2006

Scarlett to play Mary, Queen of Scots

Scarlett Johansson has reportedly signed up to play Mary, Queen of Scots.

The film will follow the story of the conflict between Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth I, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

It is not the first time the battle between the two monarchs has been the subject of a film.

The 1971 movie under the same title, with Vanessa Redgrave and Glenda Jackson, was nominated for five Academy Awards.

Shooting on Mary, Queen of Scots is scheduled for late summer 2007.

Source: Press Release